[geeks] Daytime TV
geeks at sunhelp.org
Sat Sep 1 23:16:50 CDT 2001
> Is it just me, or does anyone else here not see the problem with wiping
> fingerprints off of a gun? I don't know, whenever somebody hands me their
> to checkout I ALWAYS wipe my fingerprints off of the gun, never know what
> that person might do (or did) with that gun!
Always prudent behavior - I was refering more to the parents assertion that
whatever the kid did wasn't their (the parents) fault, that the TV made them
do it. *That* is my problem. Granted - I don't know the activities of the
children. But for a parent to disavow any responsibility for a childs
actions is reprehensable.
> I must be a bad parent, when my kid was having trouble with kids picking
> fights with her I calmly explained that if somebody hits her, she should
> casually stomp them into the ground, but that she shouldn't get caught
> so. Of course the school said she should 'tell' on anyone hitting her. I
I've got to agree here. My dad once told me - "don't pick fights, but if
someone starts one with you, make sure you finish it." Words to live by.
He also told me to own up to it if I got caught finishing a fight - personal
responsibility and all. Now worries, you're doing the right thing as far as
I'm concerned. Both my daughters will get the same upbringing as I did.
Then again, my family is abunch of rednecks from West Virginia - same
peoples as they have in TN, so maybe I'm not a good reinforcement to the
point above :)
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